living in Whistler: activities for weekend warriors

You’ve got to love living in a place where you can roll out of bed, stumble your way to the front door and drive a quick few minutes to the base of a world class mountain. Lucky for me, this is how I get to start most of my weekends in winter. The great thing…

2015 opening weekend at Whistler Blackcomb (I’m on the planks again!)

I’m not one of those people who’s naturally incredible at everything they do. However, I do find myself to be average at most things. Except golf. There’s just no winning there. Being average in a town like Whistler is tricky, though. I was really excited about moving here and getting better at winter sports. Mind…

backyard bliss: Skywalk trail in Whistler

I have never understood the saying “take a hike.” That’s meant to be mean, right? I have only ever found the most epic, awe-inspiring moments while I’ve “taken a hike.” And maybe a few blisters and sore getaway sticks… Anyhow, we moved to the top of Alpine – a neighbourhood in Whistler, and of course…

finding 4WD backroads to fishing spots in Pemberton, British Columbia

I grew up falling out of canoes, watching my dad build make-shift sails from branches, rope and sleeping bags as we cruised through the lakes of Northern Ontario. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I remember lying in the canoe and looking up at the sky, water moving underneath my back, and my dad patiently…

A solo hike to magnificent Joffre Lakes, British Columbia

It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I ventured for the first time to Joffre lakes last winter, but yet it seems to be my go-to spot for either a solo trail run/hike or a group adventure hang. Joffre Lakes are one of those places that’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. Yet again, another place that I…

Cirque Lake, British Columbia: paddle-in access only

Those months between the heat of Summer and the snow of Winter are precious, and they’re actually my favourite. Bundling up in warmer layers, the air cooling you down after a good sweat – and the changing colours of Fall in Canada are an extraordinary sight themselves. In search of an afternoon adventure, I stumbled…

what it’s like to work for Tourism Whistler: #joblove

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Sure, an interview and job description can tell you so much, but you really don’t know until you’re in it, in the every day what your role will truly look like it. After a few months in I can safely say that I have a dream job. I…

making my home in whistler, british columbia

So, job accepted, Vancouver apartment forfeited, and winter approaching, we had no Whistler home. Luckily, our stellar pal Steph happened to have a room in her little White Gold two bedroom open for the month of October and we jumped on the opportunity to not sleep in the Pathfinder. (Plus, would Tourism Whistler really be…